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Israel Will Not Withdraw from Ilo

Israel will not withdraw from the International Labor Organization, despite the United States’ decision to do so, the Cabinet decided at its weekly session today.

The Israeli decision came despite the fact that the U.S. quit the organization due to Arab manipulation of the organization as an anti-Israeli instrument. The explanation in Jerusalem was that contrary to Washington, Israel could not return to the ILO when she would wish to do so. Furthermore, a withdrawal from the organization would mean playing into the hands of her enemies, who are trying to get Israel out of international bodies.

The Israeli decision came, a government spokesman said, in consultation with the U.S. government, the AFL-CIO, the Histadrut and the Manufacturers Association. All these parties endorsed Israel’s decision to remain in the ILO.

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